First edition of the Indian Super Cup to begin on 15th MarchMarch 13, 2018
The Indian Super Cup will replace the old Federations Cup from 2018. The matches will be played in a knockout format with the winners qualifying to the next stage. The first edition will take place in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa from the 15th March to 20th April 2018.
There will be a total of 16 teams in the main stage, which will be chosen from the I-League and Indian Super League- the two largest football competitions in the country. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar will play host to all the matches.
The All India Football Federation expects to draw a large number of people to watch the coveted cup. It is being marketed as the pinnacle of Indian football. There will be a qualifying round for lower ranked teams before the main stage.